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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

This eloquent company, known for its choreographic infusion of energy and dynamic technical virtuosity, performs their new full-length work A Quarreling Pair as part of Modern Masters, the Center's celebration of American modern dance.

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BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY
Bill T. Jones, Co-Founder/Artistic Director
 
A Quarreling Pair
Washington Premiere
 
"Jones's dancers continue to rank among the finest anywhere."
--The Washington Post
 
Founded in 1982, the company that emerged from a longtime collaboration between Bill T. Jones and his late partner Arnie Zane brings together movement, music, and the spoken word to articulate compelling perspectives on the major issues of our times. The singular style of Bill T. Jones, the 2007 Tony Award winner for Choreography for the musical Spring Awakening, is instantly recognizable: Provocative partnering and body juxtapositions. Arms and legs propelled with explosive energy. Soaring leaps and daring lifts.
 
Nearly four years after its last full engagement at the Kennedy Center, his Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company performs A Quarreling Pair, which the New York Times calls "a funny, almost painfully tender theater-dance piece." The work is the result of Bill T. Jones's 15-year fascination with Jane Bowles's four-page puppet play of the same name. In this hour-long production, Jones begins with the apparently simple story of two sisters: Rhoda, a depressed and tired introvert, and the pragmatic and self-contented Harriet. Jones uses these interconnected polar opposites as a point of departure for a multi-layered theatrical rumination on the question:  "is temperament destiny?" Part of Modern Masters, the Center's celebration of American modern dance.
Performance timing:  90 minutes, without intermission

Program Note: This performance contains mature content and is not appropriate for children under
13 years.

Performance Plus: Post-performance discussion on Tuesday, March 24, FREE with your performance ticket.

Resources

  • Bill T. Jones Click here to watch a YouTube video of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company perform their new work, 'A Quarreling Pair'.

Watch and Listen

Meet the Masters: Bill T. Jones

2010 Kennedy Center Honoree Bill T. Jones, one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the modern dance world, discusses his work and inspiration.

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